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GMOs and Roundup – How They Affect People, Animals, Soil and Waterways

Stephen Scott: GMOs and Round Up – Genetic Hazards to Our Children? from The Healing Grapevine Network on Vimeo. Here is a video presentation that I did for our local Non-GMO group that shows the dangers of not only GMO seeds but how they work with Roundup (glyphosate). I wanted to explore the implications and [...]

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Two Options with Vandana Shiva

“You have to live a life without fear; and to be fearless, you have to have a very clear conscience that guides you on a daily basis. If you are fully aware of doing the right thing everyday, there is no power on earth that can make you afraid.” ~ Vandana Shiva, Mt. Allison University, [...]

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GMO Labeling Fight

Defeating GMO Labeling HIghest Priority of Big Food

Defeating GMO Labeling Initiative “single highest priority this year.” We’ve talked about how the California Proposition 37 -(aka Right to Know)- will be one of the biggest and hardest fought political and business battles this year. Here’s proof. In a recent speech to the American Soybean Association, Pamela Bailey, president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association [...]

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Spoonful of GMO sugar?

Are You Eating GMO Sugar? Are You Sure?

A Little Roundup in Your Sugar? Last Thursday, July 19, 2012, the USDA completely deregulated GMO sugar beets for unrestricted planting in the US. The GMO sugar beets, from which table sugar is derived, pose no pest risk according to the USDA. It is interesting that the focus is on “pest risk”, as there are [...]

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GMO Labeling?

GMO Labeling Vote Will Be a Big Fight

GMO Labeling – Good Idea? The upcoming GMO labeling vote, known as California Proposition 37 or popularly called the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act is shaping up to be a huge fight for both sides. Those that support labeling of foods that contain GMO ingredients -about 70 – 80% of all processed [...]

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The Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds

“You do not measure the fruit of your action. You have to measure your obligation of action. You have to find out what’s the right thing to do. That is your duty. Whether you win or lose is not the issue. The obligation (is) to do the right thing…” An intimate and very telling interview [...]

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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food? Part II

A well reasoned and thoughtful article on the question of “Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?”. The answer isn’t as obvious as you think.

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Organic or Conventional?

Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?

A well reasoned and thoughtful article on the question of “Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?”. The answer isn’t as obvious as you think.

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Thought Provoking Article About Our Food System

I just had to re-post this article for those of you who haven’t seen or heard about it. It’s from Grist, it’s gritty, in your face and honest. Some may not care for this type of writing, others will see the inherent truth in it. With all of the current controversy over the salmonella outbreak, [...]

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Non- GMO Labeling is a Hit with Consumers

This is an interesting report from the Nielsen company- the same company doing the familiar Nielsen Ratings. The consumer interest in Non-GMO labeled foods is skyrocketing. In 2009, this micro market segment was worth $60.2 Million and grew at 67% over 2008, making it the #1 healthy eating trend in store brands for 2009. Store [...]

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